Rossi was a visionary who did not allow contemporary trends to dominate his thinking. An essential new look at the italian architect, and product design, writer, drawings, and designer whose work paved the way for the postmodern movement This crucial reassessment of Aldo Rossi’s 1931–1997 architecture simultaneously examines his writings, including the coffeepots and clocks he designed for the Italian firm Alessi.
Aldo Rossi and the Spirit of Architecture #ad - The first italian to receive the pritzker Prize, Rossi rejected modernism, seeking instead a form of architecture that could transcend the aesthetic legacy of Fascism in postwar Italy. By delving into the relationships among rossi’s multifaceted life, his rich body of work, and his own reflections, this book provides a critical new understanding of Rossi’s buildings and the place of architecture in postwar Italy.
Complexity and Contradiction at Fifty: Robert Venturi's "Gentle Manifesto": A SymposiumThe Museum of Modern Art #ad - Additional short commentaries by contemporary practitioners attest to Complexity’s enduring influence on architectural practice. Now available in its original edition along with critical commentary, robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture is the founding text of postmodernism in architectureFirst published in 1966, widely considered the foundational text of postmodernism, has become an essential document in architectural theory and criticism.
This new two-volume boxed set presents a facsimile of the original edition paired with a compendium of new scholarship on and around Venturi’s seminal treatise. The ten selected essays, address diverse issues, a number of which were presented at a three-day international conference co-organized by MoMA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Complexity and Contradiction in 2016, such as the book’s relationship to Venturi’s own built oeuvre and its significance in the contemporary landscape.
Complexity and Contradiction at Fifty: Robert Venturi's "Gentle Manifesto": A Symposium #ad - Together, these two volumes expand the horizons of―and introduce a new generation to―Venturi’s “gentle manifesto. ”.
Oma/Rem Koolhaas: A Critical AnthologyBirkhauser #ad - This compilation not only provides a fresh and critical view of the oeuvre of one the most important contemporary architects, but also represents an account of the debate on architectural and urban design in recent decades. Today, many contributions on the work of OMA can be found in the international architectural press, including Koolhaas' own writings.
The book contains about 150 selected texts--interviews, appraisals, letters, feature articles, essays, reviews, introductions, lead articles, and competition reports that have been compiled for the first time. The activities of rem koolhaas and his staff were widely discussed even before the foundation of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975.
Walter Gropius: Buildings and Projects ArbeitstitelBirkhauser Architecture #ad - The book is illustrated with new photographs by the author, historical figures, and with as new plans drawn by the author. While his early buildings in pomerania were still strongly marked by his teacher Peter Behrens, after an expressionistic phase focused on handicraft, he ultimately arrived at geometric abstraction.
The comprehensive monograph documents all 74 of the known buildings by Gropius that were realized, including many early works which he never publicized; but it also critically examines his unbuilt projects. As founder of the bauhaus school, walter Gropius 1883–1969 is one of the icons of 20the century architecture.
Walter Gropius: Buildings and Projects Arbeitstitel #ad - . During the entire period he collaborated with other architects, founding the collective known as "The Architects Collaborative" in the US.
Ricardo Bofill: Visions of Architecturegestalten #ad - Poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. Bofill’s fantastic creations satisfy a longing for originality, personality and progressive ideals. This monograph explores his revolutionary approach by profiling his greatest projects like La Fábrica, Walden 7, La Muralla Roja or Abraxas. His visions for urban and communal life challenged preconceived notions of shared space and proposed alternative styles of living.
. The extraordinary career of Ricardo Bofill is collected in this monograph, which reveals his inspiring approach to architecture, and to life. Ricardo bofill is one of the 20th century’s most unique architects and radical visionaries. Spectacular new photography by salva lópez, texts by experts like Nacho Alegre and Douglas Murphy as well as by Bofill himself are complemented with sketches and floor plans.
David Chipperfield Architects: Works 2018: Vicenza, Basilica Palladiana, 12 May-2 SeptemberWalther König, Köln #ad - Published for david chipperfield's 2018 exhibition at the basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, this book documents a selection of 15 current and recent projects by the practice, shown at varying stages in their development in order to convey the range of activities that takes place in an architecture studio today.
Among the nascent or underway enterprises included here are his project for the Fundación Rede de Innovación Arousa in Galicia, Spain, and his concept for Valentino retail. It represents our attempt to show how we work, how we work in parallel in different projects, priorities and collaborators, cultures, balancing local and global perspectives, and with different resources, how we develop ideas, " says Chipperfield of the exhibition concept informing this volume.
Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy CityYale University Press #ad - Award-winning author and cultural critic witold rybczynski unfolds a series of stories about a group of youthful architects, and developers based in Charleston: a self-taught home builder, a fledgling architect, builders, an Air Force pilot, and a bluegrass mandolin player. Beginning in the 1980s, exercising a kind of amateur mastery, a miniature Palladian villa, a restored freedman’s cottage, this cast of characters, produced an eclectic array of buildings inspired by the past—including a domed Byzantine drawing room, a fanciful medieval castle, and a contemporary Mediterranean street.
In his careful profiles of these protagonists and the challenges they have overcome in realizing their dreams, Rybczynski compellingly emphasizes the importance of architecture and urban design on a local level, how an old city can remake itself by invention as well as replication, and the role that individuals still play in transforming the urban landscapes around them.
Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City #ad - . The holy city, named for its profusion of churches, exudes an irresistible charm. A captivating chronicle of building in modern-day charleston, making a case for architecture based on historical precedent, which boasts America’s first historic district, and the ability to delight Charleston, local context, South Carolina, is known for its palmetto-lined streets and picturesque houses.
Donald Judd InterviewsDavid Zwirner Books #ad - Judd’s contributions in interviews, panels, whether in dialogue with art critics, art historians, and extemporaneous conversations are marked by his forthright manner and rigorous thinking, or his contemporaries. The opening discussion of the volume between judd, and Frank Stella provides the foundation for many of the succeeding conversations, Dan Flavin, focusing on the nature and material conditions of the new art developing in the 1960s.
That’s been tried now, in the Soviet Union and lots of places, and it doesn’t work. The society is basically not interested in art. Art has an integrity of its own and a purpose of its own, and it’s not to serve the society. Lippard and Barbara Rose. The interviews expand upon the artist’s thinking present in Donald Judd Writings Judd Foundation/David Zwirner Books, 2016.
Donald Judd Interviews #ad - The only role i can think of, perhaps by providing a little freedom, in which case it helps undermine the general political stagnation and, in a very general way, supports science, for the artist is that they tend to shake up the society a little bit just by their existence, which requires freedom. The publication also gathers a substantial body of unpublished material across a range of mediums including extensive interviews with art historians Lucy R.
If the artist isn’t free, you won’t have any art. Donald judd interviews is co-published by Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books. Donald judd interviews presents sixty interviews with the artist over the course of four decades, and is the first compilation of its kind.
Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by HandPrinceton Architectural Press #ad - Finding it to be direct, and intuitive, pleasurable, she wondered whether other architects felt the same way. An inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by more than forty emerging architects and well-known practitioners from around the world, this book explores the reasons they draw by hand and gives testimony to the continued vitality of hand drawing in architecture.
The powerful yet intimate drawings carry larger propositions about materials, and construction, space, and each one stands on its own as a work of art. Part of the generation of architects who were trained to draw both by hand and with digital tools, Nalina Moses recently returned to hand drawing. Single-handedly is the result of this inquiry.
Louis I. Kahn: The Nordic Latitudes Fay Jones Collaborative SeriesUniversity of Arkansas Press #ad - The authors have gathered personal reflections, archival material, and other student work to offer insight into the wisdom that Kahn imparted to his students in his famous masterclass. Kahn from per olaf Fjeld’s perspective as a former student. The book explores kahn’s life and work, offering a unique take on one of the twentieth century’s most important architects.
Kahn’s nordic and european ties are emphasized in this study that also covers his early childhood in Estonia, and his relationships with other architects, his travels, including the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo. Louis I. Kahn: the nordic latitudes addresses kahn’s legacy both personally and in terms of the profession, documents a research trip the University of Pennsylvania’s Louis I.
Louis I. Kahn: The Nordic Latitudes Fay Jones Collaborative Series #ad - . Louis I. Kahn: the nordic latitudes is a new and personal reading of the architecture, teachings, and legacy of Louis I. Kahn collection, and confronts the affiliation of Kahn’s work with postmodernism.
The Architecture of the City Oppositions BooksThe MIT Press #ad - In part a protest against functionalism and the modern movement, and in part an analysis of the rules and forms of the city's construction, in part an attempt to restore the craft of architecture to its position as the only valid object of architectural study, the book has become immensely popular among architects and design students.
The architecture of the City is his major work of architectural and urban theory. Aldo rossi, a practicing architect and leader of the Italian architectural movement La Tendenza, is also one of the most influential theorists writing today. Mit Press.